And another heads up! More testing on Expo Line between Culver City and SaMo

This is a continuation of the ongoing testing program. Please be careful around trains, especially on the street-running segment along Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica.

And before you ask…no, we don’t have an opening date for the 6.6-mile extension to Santa Monica yet, but it should be in the first half of 2016.

Here’s the latest testing notice:


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  1. Please extend the Line 154 from Burbank Station to 4th and Colorado in Santa Monica along Oxnard St, Burbank Blvd in the San Fernando Valley, Sepulveda Blvd in Sherman Oaks, Brentwood and Westwood and along Santa Monica Blvd in Westwood, West LA and Santa Monica, please extend the Line 156 from Van Nuys Orange Line Station to 4th and Colorado Expo Line Station along Van Nuys Blvd, Burbank Blvd, Vineland Ave in the San Fernando Valley, Highland Ave in Hollywood and Wilshire Blvd in Miracle Mile, Beverly Hills, Westwood, Brentwood and Santa Monica and along 4th St, please extend the Line 233 from Lakeview Terrace, Pacoima to 4th and Colorado Expo Line Station along Van Nuys Blvd in the San Fernando Valley, Barrington Ave in Brentwood and Olympic Blvd in West LA and Santa Monica, please extend the Line 108 from Pico Rivera to 4th and Colorado Expo Line Station along Slauson Ave in Commerce, Vernon, Huntington Park, LA areas and Culver City and along Lincoln Blvd in Marina del Rey, Venice and Santa Monica, please extend the Line 110 from Bell Gardens to 4th and Colorado Expo Line Station along Gage Ave in Bell Gardens, Bell, Huntington Park, LA areas, Jefferson Blvd in Culver City and Playa Vista and Lincoln Blvd in Playa Vista, Marina del Rey, Venice and I think the Line 534 will reroute from Malibu to 4th and Colorado Expo Line Station I think that should be a good fit for the for the 4th and Colorado Expo Line Station terminal when the Expo Line Opens,

  2. Why hasn’t Metro set up an opening date yet? Why does it have to take so long? Come on and open up the line it shouldn’t take so long Someone at metro isn’t doing their job if the line is running behind schedule mate!! The line shal open up on 16 April 2016 on 16/4/2016 Metro sucks!! Merry Christmas

  3. Why hasn’t Metro set up an opening date yet? it shouldnt take so long! People should be sick of sitting in traffic Come on get it together mate someone at Metro isn’t doing their job!! Metro sucks!! April 16, 2016 shall be the opening date it can’t be that hard to test trains on the line and open it up soon people in Europe and Asia would be laughing at us Merry Christmas

    • The project has yet to be handed over from the agency that built it — the Expo Line Construction Authority — to Metro. That should happen soon. Bottom line: the project will open when everything is complete and all the employee training is done and the equipment is thoroughly tested and broken in. Folks can talk all they want about any particular date but it’s not coming from Metro and readers shouldn’t take it seriously.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  4. If Metro can get it ready April 16, 2016 I will be extremely surprised, given the lead time between announcement of a date and actual opening for the Foothill Gold Line. The only firm date is June 26, 2016, because if the line opens past then Metro will have to reconfigure service and run buses on temporary letters because that is the scheduled June shakeup date, and Metro agreed to reduce bus service in Santa Monica when Expo opened.

  5. @Steve Hymon why have you deleted previous comments left by other public transport enthusiasts? It’s absolutely absurd for you to do so!! I will have to start my own blog I love and fully support public transport but Metro must re think things! Service to Santa Monica Pier Sceduled to open on April 16, 2016 Contact your Expo Construction Authority and Metro and tell them to OPEN Service on the Expo Line to Santa Monica in April 2016 on 4/16/16!! The Line Shall Open Up Shrotly please be patient while we finish testing and practice run our trains!

    One Gateway Plaza
    Los Angeles, CA 90012-2952
    : Customer Relations

    Main Office: (213) 243-5500
    707 Wilshire Boulevard, 34th Floor | Los Angeles, CA 90017
    Hotline: (213) 922-EXPO (3976)
    For Media Inquiries (213) 243-5535 |
    Can’t wait for Train Service to the beach!! This is a major milestone for LA! Next Stop Santa Monica Pier Station!

    • I imagine the post you reference was not published because it included the quote,

      “Finally I’ll be able to catch a train to the beach! Expo Express Train Service with New Clean, Fast, Efficient, Modern Kinkisharyo Metro Light Rail Fleet to Santa Monica Pier Station to open up in Spring 2016 on April 16, 2016 4/16/16!! Save the date LA

      As Steve stated before, the opening date has not yet been determined, and comments like that can be very confusing to other readers here. We at Metro appreciate everyone’s enthusiasm for this light rail extension, and look forward to seeing you all on opening day. We will make sure to update and inform all of you the second the opening date has been set.

      Matthew Kridler
      Metro Research

  6. • Never walk on the train tracks
    • Never go around lowered gates
    • Obey all warning signs
    • Watch for trains from both directions

    Just stupid!! See my comment on the Gold Line extention.

    • Please extend the Line 175 from Jet Propulsion Laboratory to Bundy Expo Line Station along Lincoln Ave in Altadena and Pasadena, Orange Grove Blvd in Pasadena, Colorado St in Glendale, Fletcher Dr in Atwater Village, Glendale Blvd in Echo Park, Sunset Blvd in Echo Park, Silver Lake and Hollywood, Cresent Heights Blvd in West Hollywood, Beverly Blvd , Robertson Blvd in West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Pico-Robertson and Pico Blvd in Pico-Robertson, Rancho Park and West LA and please extend the Line 252 from Montecito Heights to Bergmont Station in Santa Monica along Soto St, Washington Blvd LA areas and Culver City, Robertson Blvd in Beverlywood and Olympic Blvd in Beverly Hills, Century City to Olympic Blvd and 26th St in Santa Monica please extend the Line 35, Line 37 and Line 38 from Downtown LA to Palms Station at Palms and National and please extend the Line 2 and the Line 4 from Downtown LA to Sepulveda Station at Pico and Sepulveda and please extend the Line 234 and the Line 734 from Sylmar to Sepulveda Station I hope you guys make this change when the Expo Line Station in Palms, Rancho Park and West LA opens in 2016 this will make a fit for the Metro Bus Routes.